Homeira QADERI is the author of six books, including the novel Noqrah, a Girl from Kabul River, published in Iran in 2009 to widespread critical acclaim. An activist for women’s rights who served as a Senior Advisor to the Minister of Labour and Social Affairs, Qaderi is currently Senior Advisor to the Minister of Education. She teaches at several universities in Kabul. she teaches at the University of Kabul. She participates courtesy of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs at the U.S. Department of State.